With nearly 25,000 bike paths and trails in the Portland metro area you have to agree that Portland is without a doubt Bike Town. From paved to dirt and city to forest, the choices are guaranteed to meet with satisfaction. Portland may just be one of the safest inner city biking towns in the U.S. with 17 buffered bike lanes, 27 intersection bike boxes, and 19 bike-specific traffic lights. Plus stopping along the way is easy with 6,500 city installed bike racks.

Easy inner city bike lanes along the Willamette River esplanade will take you over and under bridges with stunning city and water views with plenty of places to stop to grab a bite.

Or follow the Fanno Creek trail in nearby Beaverton and pass busy beavers at work, ducks swimming down the stream and birds flying overhead. Traveling with children? This trail is perfect for stopping at the various playground set-ups as well as a disc golf course and basketball courts.

Big plans for cycling in Portland? There’s even an app for that! Just go to http://www.biketownpdx.com for bike rental stations, maps and rules of the road.

Don’t need an app? Some of the best maps for biking paths and trails are produced by the City of Portland and even includes a “best rides” link at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39402

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